“B” is for bed, “B” is for breakfast, and with these wonderful places, “B” is never, ever for boring. These Wine Country lodging options turn on the charm, offer private retreats, and ensure a memorable, marvelous stay.
This project from the posh Four Sisters group is more of a luxury mini-resort, featuring a cozy collection of 23 private Asian inspired guestrooms and suites plus eight new “Zen” suites. It’s high-end all the way, boasting granite soaking tubs, rich wood furniture with bamboo and rattan accents, and private Japanese gardens that delight for en-suite spa treatments. Start the day with the complimentary, three-course breakfast, and then snuggle in the creekside hammocks.
13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 707-935-0237
Napa Inn Bed & Breakfast
Fourteen guest rooms and suites set the stage for an intimate stay in these two Victorian homes, where fireplaces, hot tubs, private bathrooms and complimentary wine tasting are just part of the luxury awaiting. Just one of the highlights is the gourmet candlelight breakfast, which might include a feast like asparagus soufflé, apricot shortbread, scalloped potatoes, sticky bread, homemade granola, and fresh fruit salad. Pretty rare for a B&B, the property also welcomes children and pets (in designated areas).
1137 Warren Street, Napa, 707-257-1444
Landmark Vineyards Cottage
It’s the next best thing to having your own vineyard, as you greet the morning on your comfy porch, steaming cup of coffee in hand, and survey the endless vines on this sumptuous estate in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Choose from two cottages, including the quaint guest suite bungalow with a king-size bed, private patio and fireplace, or the one-bedroom farmhouse outfitted with a full kitchen, sitting room, bath, and laundry facilities. The rustic-luxury farm style ambience gets an extra upgrade with amenities like continental breakfast, a bottle of Overlook Chardonnay, and an estate tour and tasting, all included.
101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, 707-833-0053
The 1912 home looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of a magazine, with classic lines and a sophisticated palette of white and rust red. Five rooms are named for the mountains and cliffs that surround Napa Valley, and each offers modern private baths, sitting areas decked with leather furniture or upholstered armchairs. Some rooms feature private porches, and for breakfast, you can either dine in the main parlor, or in your rooms, savoring bites that inspired a cookbook called “Inn Food.”
1213 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, 707-341-3035
Beltane Ranch Bed & Breakfast
It’s so perfect, it might be a movie set, starring Sonoma County. The magic begins with the historic, hillside 1892 ranch house and cottages, then glides into gardens, vineyards and orchards. This lavish B&B is also a working ranch, as you’ll see from the walking trails leading past grazing horses and cattle, olive orchards, and produce gardens to feed the kitchen. Accommodations include five bedrooms in the main house or a private cottage, all with private outdoor entrances, bathrooms and patios, plus decors of family antiques and original local artwork.
11775 Sonoma Highway 12, Glen Ellen, 707-996-6501
Tip: Make your B&B stay even better by reserving door-to-door limo or Town Car service to your accommodations, plus transport to wine tasting, restaurants and recreation.